#1
well i got bored today, since i have no wood to focus on my 72 tele deluxe project which can be found here https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=924292 and sooo i came across with an idea how to mod my baby size classical (turned into acoustic)!

i had a humbucker to spare (Ibanez v7), so i made it electric!

i added a volume pot control (because i only had one pot)

and yeah i had no camera in the place where i usually do such things, so there are only pics of the finished product

here are the pics =)


a pup close up

pot close up

the output close up


i think i did well... it sounds great when using the humbucker... and the pure acoustic sound is still there.... aw-sum!.... and it only took me a couple of hours... a great thing to do in a boring Saturday afternoon

comments on this?
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#2
looks nice but not my taste. how does it sound? doesn't kurt cobain's acoustic have electric guitar pickups?
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#4
I'm now inspired to do that but I'm concerned the wood might start cracking after time.
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looks nice but not my taste. how does it sound? doesn't kurt cobain's acoustic have electric guitar pickups?


the sound is warm... and i mean it like... WARM you know... and yeah i didn't intend to copy kurt cobain's idead... i didn't even know he had done that

Quote by strawforest007
Great idea! Surely it would sound better if the pickup poles were in line with the strings? Maybe a re-spray too?


yeah i was thinking of a respray... but i can do that any time... i just need to think of a colour... about the pup poles;... ummm yeah it would sound better.. there's no question

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I'm now inspired to do that but I'm concerned the wood might start cracking after time.


i didn't really think of that... but i'm not concerned at all, because it costed like 20bucks anyway ... it's a great feeling once you have something done that really works the way you wanted it to work at the start
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#7
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it was the one he used on mtv unplugged



hell yeah.. .lefties FTW

however i dislike the volume and tone pot thingies
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#8
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it was the one he used on mtv unplugged


i would kill for that guitar, like seriously...
i would kill YOU if you had it, thats how bad i want it.
#9
dude...i'm totally considering doing this now!
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Have you got steel strings on that?
Not a good idea, it will destroy the neck.
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Here's an idea: Make yourself a piezo pickup and install it on the guitar too!
The GB&C Wiki has a page about it (I finished it today ):
http://guitarbuilding.wikia.com/wiki/Piezo_Pickup


where can i get a piezo film tab?
in what kind of stores can i buy that?
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#13
Is your humbucker wired in series? It'd be interesting to try parallel as well, I think you would get nice tones from that. I have to say it's pretty cool.
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#15
You could have placed the pickups below the gap.... so it would like
---___--- instead of __-------__
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Have you got steel strings on that?
Not a good idea, it will destroy the neck.
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Not neccecerally, It's a half length, half the length = half the tension, and nylon strings are ~ 1/2 the tension of steel ones.
Although the nylon strings would have been 1/2 their normal tension aswell...
#17
yeah, and with a piezo you could keep it nylon/not broken in half lol

you can get piezo buzzers at any radio shack, remove the plasic casing and wire it up, its easy, however my first hasn't worked so well yet . . . but plenty have done it before
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